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The June night sky

Posted by on May 30, 2022 in Main |

This is the mid point of the year and June brings our summer solstice on the 21st of this month. This time of year the night sky is never quite getting dark. It’s not the greatest month for spotting faint stars. Only the brightest stars can be seen. You can take advantage of the soft, warm weather to acquaint yourself with the summer constellations of...

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Antipodean Astronomy

Posted by on May 16, 2022 in Main |

Society secretary Dominic Curran delivered a presentation of the contribution from Australia in the fields of Astronomy and space exploration, at the April monthly meeting of the society. The starting point was how the first nation peoples in Australia viewed and understood the night sky. He explained that their culture was rich in legends about the world...

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Deep Sky Astronomy from Silseden

Posted by on May 4, 2022 in Main |

Deep sky objects images from Silsden by astronomer Pamela Whitfield. Pamela said “It was more an interesting image than fantastic – the supernova SN2022hrs from exotic Silsden. A quick calibration had the magnitude as 12.5 matching online reports so I was happy”. “The sky is a bit thin on the ground for nebulae this time of year and my setup...

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